Fear of the Dentist – Four Reasons Why People Won’t Visit the Dentist

Dr. Patterson of Chandler, AZ is acutely familiar with the excuses and valid reasons why people cancel or just don’t make dental appointments. Though he enjoys being a dentist, he understands the apprehensiveness that his patients experience and he is ready to put their minds at ease. Here are four reasons why people fear the dentist. Patients who have had a bad childhood experience with dentistry. Dr. Patterson knows exactly what to do if you have had an unpleasant experience with dental procedures. His professional and understanding staff can help you overcome it by providing trained and experienced services. Exuberant [...]

2022-06-24T15:11:45-07:00June 25th, 2021|Other|

Anticoagulants Raise Risks in Dental Procedures

If you have ever had a heart attack or a stroke, you may be on an anticoagulant medication such as aspirin, Warfin, Coumadin or Plavix or some other regimen that prevent strokes and blood clots form forming. If this is you, then you need to notify your dentist of it. The reasoning is clear, because anticoagulants raise risks in dental procedures. How Does Anticoagulant Medication Affect My Dental Treatment? Anticoagulants are blood thinning drugs used to prevent blood clots. Because these medications may make it difficult for your blood to clot normally, you could have trouble with bleeding after some [...]

2022-04-25T15:01:30-07:00June 10th, 2021|Other|

Diagnose Cause for Facial Pain

If you are experiencing facial pain, especially in the jaw, or near the ear area, you may have what is known as a TMJ, issue. The temporomandibular joints of the jaw can become dislocated or injured, causing undiagnosed facial pain. Arizona Dentist, Dr. Patterson can diagnose the cause of your facial pain and help you resolve the issue once and for all. Symptoms of TM Joint Problems Many patients go through life not understanding the intermittent pain associated with TMJ. Perhaps you have experienced a clicking or popping sound when you open your mouth or chew. Maybe you experience unusual [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00June 5th, 2021|Other|

What You Should Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Did you know that nine out of ten people will experience at least one or more wisdom teeth barely breaking through the surface of the gum line? This condition is called an impacted tooth. This mainly happens because of the lack of space for the wisdom tooth to emerge properly. Dr. John Patterson of Chandler, Arizona is very knowledgeable about the problems that wisdom teeth present to his patients. Many people simply ignore the issue, but this can lead to serious health conditions. Here are some things you should know about impacted wisdom teeth. If impacted wisdom teeth are left [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00May 15th, 2021|Other|

How Diabetes Affects Your Dental Care

There is a higher risk of gum disease in people who have diabetes. High sugar levels, especially uncontrolled sugar levels, can wreak havoc on your gums and teeth. Many diabetics are unaware of the severity of this issue. Dr. John Patterson of Chandler, AZ has experience in providing professional dental care to his diabetic patients. If you are unaware of the risks associated with diabetes and periodontal disease, you need to take a moment to learn how diabetes affects your dental care. Any health issues in your mouth affect your entire being. Bacterial infection under the gums can trigger inflammation. [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00May 10th, 2021|Other|

Dry Mouth Syndrome Leads to Increased Dental Problems

Saliva in the mouth is instrumental in keeping your mouth moistened and in washing away bacteria and acids as well as small particles that adhere to the enamel of your teeth. Many adults who suffer from dry mouth have most likely seen the effect of it during dental checkups. Dry mouth syndrome leads to increased dental problems. What Causes Dry Mouth? Older adults are more prone to developing dry mouth symptoms because of the medications that they take. For instance, diuretics, pain killers, high blood pressure medications, decongestants and antihistamines are primarily responsible for dry mouth problems. There is also [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00May 5th, 2021|Other|

Key Tips on Radiography (X-Ray) and Dental Care

If you have ever visited the dentist, you may be familiar with radiography or X-ray services being performed during your dental visit. This safe practice can make an enormous difference in providing crucial information to your dentist that may cause you issues in the future. Here are a few key tips on radiography that will assist you the next time you visit the dentist. Why do X-rays help your dentist provide you with better oral care? When radiography is performed it can reveal gum disease, tooth decay and other abnormalities. In addition, it is a great way to check on [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00March 28th, 2021|Other|
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